I Have Two Huge…

Hollyhocks! These plants are simply enormous. I haven't measured them but a rough estimate of six and a half feet sounds very realistic. Unfortunately they are in a really bad location - flanking our front walkway. I should have transplanted them last year to another location more suitable but either didn't think of it…

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Performance of the Poppies!

Every year one of the great performances in my garden is the performance of the poppies. These simple red flowers came in a free packet of seed several years ago and still keep on putting on powerful displays of red paper-like petals. With as easy as poppies are to grow and maintain (I do…

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Achillea millifolium (Yarrow)

Achillea millifolium is one of the easiest perennials to grow. Almost no care, very little maintenance, and bright punches of color make it a very good plant for low-maintenance gardens. In our garden we have 4-5 varieties which unfortunately are mostly unnamed but their colors include red, yellow, white, and pink. The only thing…

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Oops, I Missed One!

In my last post about the irises of May in my garden I showed you several of my irises. Today a new one opened up that we just planted this spring. It's also a hand me down and has no real identity but it's nifty to look at! I planted it with several others…

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